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Integrated adaptive optics system for small telescopes
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Paper Abstract

We describe a compact integrated module implementing a low-cost adaptive optics system. It is targeted as a correction system for small telescopes with primary mirror diameter up to 1 m, operating on a natural guide star with magnitude at least 4 (for a 25 cm telescope). It is supposed to provide stable diffraction-limited imaging of stars, double stars, planets and artificial bodies in various seeing conditions. Besides, it allows correcting for static aberrations of the telescope, observer's ocular aberrations and fine adjustment of focus. The first on-sky tests have demonstrated closed-loop operation with correction for aberrations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 70153K (14 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787893
Show Author Affiliations
Mikhail Loktev, Flexible Optical B.V. (Netherlands)
Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Gleb Vdovin, Flexible Optical B.V. (Netherlands)
Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Oleg Soloviev, Flexible Optical B.V. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7015:
Adaptive Optics Systems
Norbert Hubin; Claire E. Max; Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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